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. president barack obama led the memorial service speaking briefly about each of the victims. he also said their spirit will live on in the service and dedication of the armed forces. every evening that the sun sets on a tranquil down, every dawn a flag is unfurled, every moment a american enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that is their legacy. neither this country nor the values upon which we were founded could exiftd without men and women like these 13 americans. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama also attended today's service consoling the families. the suspect in the shooting, major nidal hasan remains hospitalized in stable condition. he has spoken with an attorney. >>> we have just learned that a maryland marine has been killed in afghanistan. 26-year-old sergeant charles cartwright was killed last saturday. he lived in union bridge, just west of westminster. cartwright was assigned to the first marine special operations battalion. >>> a student was stabbed in baltimore's mervo high school this afternoon. police say the unidentified student was attacked in the sch
on lockdown. we have reaction from president obama. first a look at what happened from lieutenant general robert in fort hood. >> at 30:30 hours today a shooter entered what we call the soldier readiness facility where soldiers who are preparing to deploy go for last- minute medical checkups and dental treatment. shooter opened fire. due to the quick response of the police forces was killed. >> it is difficult enough when we loose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> reporter: schools on the base were also put on lockdown. parents have been unable to get their children. other army bases around the country increased security but fort hood is the only base on a full lockdown. fort hood is the largest active duty armored post in the united states. home to about 52,000 troops as of earlier this year. >> stay with abc2news.com for continuing coverage of the mass shooting at fort hood. we will continue to follow this story. when we get updates we will bring them to you. you can get continuing updays on
address, president obama also thanked ordinary americans for their perseverance in tough times. >> it is my hope that next thanksgiving we'll be able to celebrate the fact that many of those that lost their jobs are back at work. and that as a nation we'll come through the difficult storms stronger, wiser and grateful of the reached a brighter day. >> reporter: in georgia one food group gave out 1,000 turkeys to a very grateful crowd. >> i thank god for having these folks come here and do this for everybody. >> reporter: the nation's session has retailers bracing for what could be a bad black friday. several stores opened up their doors on thanksgiving day in anticipation of the biggest shopping day of the year. this season sales may be on the consumer side. retailers are offering bigger discounts than ever. bear in minds, many have slashed their inventories so the deals will go fast. >>>a baltimore thanksgiving. >>> the balloons didn't have a tough time in the big apple. the wind was up to 10 miles per hour. that was nice to see there. it was a murky day out there. that contin
been lost since january 2007. and today president obama signed a bill thinks extends unemployment benefits for up to 20 additional weeks. the struggling economy continued to be a political football this week. virginia, new jersey elected republican gophers giving the gop momentum. on this week's "square off" the panelists talked about what this means for 2010. >> it was so popular at this time last year. >> but could it get any worse for the he republicans this they lost major double digit numbers. >> were you paying attention on tuesday? >> you won two governorships. i'm excited. >> everybody's excited, my friends. >> you can't say could it be any worse for the republicans right now. the republicans are the ones that i think that people are going to be back in trust with. >> catch "square off" every sunday at 9:30 on abc 2. >>> hundreds lined up for the county's first public swine flu clinic in harford. many of the doarpses gone by noon. those who did not get vaccines today will have to wait for the next round. but schools are continuing to give tout vaccine to children. in the c
with the military. a memorial service will be held at fort hood tomorrow. president obama is expected to attend. >>> a maryland soldier was among the fort hood victims. lieutenant colonel juanita warman of havre de grace was a military physician assistant. she helped service members overcome the mental toll of deployment. warman was at fort hood to get ready for deployment in iraq. she comes from a military family. her father and siblings also made the armed forces a career. warman also worked at the perry point veterans affairs medical center in maryland. >>> the virginia military institute will review its training procedures following the death of a freshman from howard county. 19-year-old john evans collapsed in his barracks on saturday. the highland teen just completed a 10-mile march with other members of his class. the cause of death has not been determined. evans was a graduate of baltimore's mount st. joseph high school. >> it seems amazing he's gone. i just got an e-mail from him two weeks ago and he asked me to pray for him because the rat line at the vmi was such a workout and i told
, president obama laid a raoƔet at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. and the president thanked the veterans and their families for the sacrifice. for their friends and family members here on the home front for this holiday. students at the high school out there paused for a moment of silence this morning. and tribute to sergeant charles cartwright. he enlisted with the marines the day before the september 11 terrorists attacks, who died in afghanistan on saturday. >> i know he did what he wanted to do which is his goal. i know that he made this world a better place. he had a purpose. >> reporter: serving five tours in iraq and afghanistaand awarded two purple hearts and newly married. >>> now to the latest of the shooting rampage in texas. congress is looking into how much the military knew about his ties with the radical muslim before last week's deadly attack, denying knowledge of any connection between the army psychiatrist and the extimists. but they are looking into his final meal before the attack attended by several members of the mosque. >> obviously the key is
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